Creative Arts Center presents 50th Anniversary Grand Finale

Octavio Medellin
Octavio Medellin Collection, Bywaters Special Collections, Hamon Arts Library, SMU Photo by Jay Simmons

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Creative Arts Center of Dallas will present the culminating event honoring its founder, Octavio Medellín, with the debut of the Octavio Medellín Driving Tour & Map during Hispanic Heritage Month.

In addition to the debut of the fun cartoon printed map, the event will feature key speakers including elected officials, representatives from the Office of Cultural Affairs and Southern Methodist University where Medellín’s archives are maintained. There will also be an exhibition of key work from Medellín at Dallas City Performance Hall that will be on view through December 1, presented by the Dallas Adopt-A-Monument Fund of The Dallas Foundation.

Entertainment during the event includes a brief play commissioned presented by Teatro Flor Candela, focusing on a mock conversation between Frida Kahlo and Medellín who were both born in 1907; a student mariachi band; traditional Mexican dancers and drop-in art activities presented by CAC’s Art as a Second Language program.

Event Details


10.9.16 | 3:00 pm


Moody Performance Hall
2520 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201

Ticket Info

Admission is free.